Leadership

BACI Leadership:

As ethnically diverse people, BACI’s Board of Directors reflects its original philosophy, values and efforts to ensure the organization’s leadership is inclusive of different groups within the incoming community from Burma/Myanmar as well as from the mainstream community. The Board consists of individuals from diverse backgrounds intellectually, professionally and personally, and like-minded persons who are passionate about assisting the incoming individuals with their long-term integration and sustained development by investing in people and education so that they become productive and contributing citizens of the society.

Board of Directors

Dr. Ro Dinga (Chairman) President, Mizo Society of America/Indiana Branch, VP, Chin Community of Indiana,
San Hlei Thang
(Vice Chairman), State Eligibility Manager, Division of Family Resources, Family and Social Services Administration
Ruby Sing
(Secretary), Ph.D candidate and educator
Rev. Robert Biak Cung
(Treasurer), Senior Pastor, Living Chin Christian Church,
Lian Cin
, Former Chairman and Vice Chairman, Indiana Chin Baptist Church,
Dr. Fengyi Kuo
, Professor at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis,
U Jeru
, Teaching Aid at Southport High School, 
Nguncer Bualteng, Managing Broker, Mang Tha Real Estate,
Bonnie Kane, Retired Teacher and the Burmese-American advocate,
Dr. Bruce Ray, Scientist at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Board of Advisors

Rev. Dr. Stephen Kio, Senior Pastor, Indiana Chin Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Val Thang,
Senior Pastor, North America Matu Christian Church
Zapeng Sakhong
,
Chairman, Chin Evangelical Baptist Church
Matthew P. Schomburg, 
Indiana State Refugee Coordinator and Executive Outreach Director
Leslie Lenkowsky
,
Clinical Professor of Public Affairs and Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University
David Williams
,
John S. Hastings Professor of Law and Director, Center for Constitutional Democracy, Indiana University

Elaisa Vahnie, MPA, Executive Director

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